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IDF Kills Two Gunmen in Lebanon

Two suspected terrorists were killed Tuesday night in an encounter with an Israel Defense Force patrol in the southern Lebanon security zone, the IDF announced Wednesday.

A military spokesperson said the patrol, which was on “routine duty,” spotted the terrorists less than two miles west of Beit Louf village, opposite Moshav Zar’it in Israel.

The area has been the scene of several clashes recently with would-be infiltrators.

According to the spokesperson, the patrol commander ordered his men to open fire at less than 10 yards range.

The slain men wore civilian clothing and athletic shoes. They were armed with Kalachnikov assault rifles, LAW missiles and explosives.

The two carried Lebanese identification papers, but they have not been linked to any known organization, the IDF said.

An Israeli soldier suffered minor bruises. He was treated by his unit and returned to duty.

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